Earnings Wrap Up & Price Target Focus on Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, January 26th.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)went up 1.13% during trading on the USA exchange where it had a trading capacity of 22.46M shares. Comparatively, growth in the past five years was 1.71 percent (per annum). 24 brokerage firms are now covering Microsoft Corporation. 26 analysts projected on average Earnings. This is the Zacks Consensus estimate calculated as the arithmetic average of all the individual analyst EPS estimates according to their own proprietary methodology (BNRI Accounting). The High end of the Estimate is $24.87 Billion, while the Low end of the Estimate is $23.68 Billion. The company's revenue was up 1.5% on a year-over-year basis. Studies indicate that the stock prices of firms with significant positive earnings surprises show above-average performance, while those with negative surprises have below-average performance. 34 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Microsoft Corporation might touch $90 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $69.56 and $45 respectively. Analysts mean target price for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is $68.97 while their mean recommendation is 2.10 (1=Buy, 5=sell). For MSFT, the company now has $7.37 Billion of cash on the books, which is offset by $25.72 Billion current liabilities. During the trading on 02/13/2017, Company's stock ranged from $64.13 to $64.86. The stock's current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 1.39% where SMA50 and SMA200 are 2.75% and 13.28% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Jan 27, 2017 and 52-Week Low on Jun 27, 2016.

Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) closed up +0.22 points or 6.18% at $3.78 with 21.05 mln shares exchanging hands. The company's P/E is 30.47 and Forward P/E ratio is 19.86.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has the market capitalization of $490.6 Billion. The company's Relative strength index is 59. The Stock now has a Weekly Volatility of 1.09% and Monthly Volatility of 1.15%. (NYSE:PFE) as "STRONG BUY", 11 rated as "BUY" and 11 issued a "HOLD" rating.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Microsoft Corporation, where 10 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 16 analysts have given a Buy signal, 8 said it's a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 2 analysts rated the stock as Sell. The stock stands almost -2.03% off versus the 52-week high and 36.16% away from the 52-week low. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 3.91%. Instead, Under Armour promoted itself as a growth company that would continue to develop and market game-changing products. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 0.54% with $7.54 Billion sitting short, betting on future declines. The stock is now trading 2.48 percent higher from its SMA-50. Presently, it has a Return on Equity (ROE) of 23.50% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 13.50%. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) most recently posted actual quarterly EPS of $0.83 compared to the Zacks Research consensus estimate of $0.79. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Microsoft Corporation will post $2.98 EPS for the current fiscal year. MSFT attains analyst recommendation of 2.10 with week's performance of 0.50%.

  • Tracy Ferguson